Shocked FaceOld Blue | Saturday, February 4th, 2012 | 3 Comments »
I had an easier time entering Afghanistan traveling on a civilian aircraft without a passport than getting in via military air transport on this deployment. I’m in the air over Tajikistan as I write this. We had scarcely entered Afghan airspace when they told us the runway at our destination is so fouled with ice that we cannot safely land and so we are turning back.
First the Air Force forgets that we are in Manas for nearly 72 hours. Then we sat on a C-17 yesterday for nearly four hours and never moved an inch. Now we are bound for our point of origination on this flight.
Is there a bright side? Yes. I know right where to find the bandwidth to post this. I will be able to get emails out. I will be able to charge my batteries. One of them will inform a Lieutenant Colonel of our nearly comical circumstances. I know exactly the look reading it will put on his face.
As for the look on mine, picture the eTrade baby… “I have something I want to show you; it’s my shocked face.”